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21 Jun 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Enduring Mental Health prevalence and prediction

This article is one of several publications that is based on research from the Dunedin Study. The authors’ premise is the majority of the population will experience some diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their lifetime.

19 Jun 2018 College

GPs leading the way

The College’s annual conference is fast approaching and we encourage as many members as possible to join us for three action-packed days of fun, learning and celebration.

19 Jun 2018 College

Quick 5 with Professor Amanda Howe

Ahead of the Conference for General Practice 2018, we had a chat with keynote speaker Professor Amanda Howe, President of WONCA.

18 Jun 2018 College

GP Profile: Dr Carol Atmore

When Carol Atmore was growing up in Whakatane, friends and family said she should be a doctor – and it turns out they were right.

13 Jun 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Before the beginning: nutrition and lifestyle in the preconception period

This is the first in a series of articles that make the case for preconception health as a key determinant of pregnancy success and next generation health

12 Jun 2018 College

GP Profile: Dr Jamie Shepherd

When it comes to health care services, Auckland GP Dr Jamie Shepherd is passionate about providing options to his patients.

7 Jun 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Biases in electronic health record data due to processes within the healthcare sys

This article considers the massive amounts of data generated by electronic health record (EHR) systems, and points to an increasing risk of biased and incorrect medical findings from the use of Big Data analytical techniques without a full understand

6 Jun 2018 College

College submission to Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry

At the beginning of 2018 the Government established the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction. In response to a request for formal submissions, the College has prepared a detailed response.

5 Jun 2018 College

Equally Well Prescribing Video

A new Equally Well video resource could help GPs improve health inequities experienced by people with mental health issues.

1 Jun 2018 College

Submission on Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill

The College has submitted feedback to the Governance and Administration Committee on the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill.

31 May 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Clinical ethics, cultural competence and importance

The author argues there is a need to pay greater attention to cultural differences, and to employ bioethical mediation as a way to overcome differences between a doctor and patient.

29 May 2018 Sector

Review of structure, resourcing and delivery of health services

We welcome the announcement by Health Minister Dr David Clark of a review of the health and disability sector in New Zealand, particularly looking at the way health services are structured, resourced and delivered.

24 May 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Achieving health equity in Aotearoa

The authors of this viewpoint paper argue for greater engagement with responsiveness to Māori activities as part of the commitment to achieving equitable health outcomes.

18 May 2018 College

The College's view on the 2018 Budget

The Government has announced a range of measures in the 2018 Budget which the College welcomes as positive steps that will help high-needs patients, however we are acutely conscious that this is likely to have an impact on our members’ already-high w

17 May 2018 College

Good news for patients ahead of World Family Doctor Day

Today’s Budget announcements will provide welcome relief for patients needing to see their GP, says Dr Tim Malloy, President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

16 May 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Lifestyle risk factors and levels of clinical advice and counselling in general pr

This article considers the prevalence of lifestyle risk factors (ie obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption) in general practice in Australia and the rates of corresponding clinical advice and counselling.

12 May 2018 College

Quick 5 with Brigadier Ben Kite

Ahead of the Conference for General Practice 2018, we had a chat with keynote speaker, Brigadier Benedict Kite, Commander of the Joint Forces Intelligence Group - UK Defence Intelligence, about his forthcoming appearance at GP18.

10 May 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Whānau perceptions and experiences of acute rheumatic fever diagnosis for Māori in

This study explored Māori whānau experiences of acute rheumatic fever, including pathways to primary healthcare, and barriers and facilitators for diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever (ARF).

10 May 2018 College

Happy Mother's Day

We want to acknowledge all our wonderful GP mums, who combine general practice and motherhood (no mean feat!). So today seems like the perfect day to share this moving story about Dr Joan Walton, who sadly passed away late last year aged 96.

7 May 2018 Clinical

Positive news for Mirena prescribers and patients

Good news today for GPs and their female patients – the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC) has recommended to PHARMAC that it extend funding for Levonorgestrel intrauterine systems (LIUS).

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